President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. Trump aims to boost funding for his 2020 re-election campaign, promising to display the names of campaign donors during a live broadcast of the speech.
Monday, January 29, Trump sent a text message to this supporters telling them that if they donated, their name would appear on the livestream of the State of the Union address:
"The State of the Union speech is not about me. It's about YOU. Which is why I will have the names of every supporter who contributes today broadcast during my speech on the Official DJT for President Livestream!," the pitch for a contribution reads. "Enough of the Fake News Media. It's time for them to hear from the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Show how many Americans are dedicated to our movement! Contribute NOW and add your name to my Official List."
Trump campaign's livestream of State of the Union speech will display campaign donors' names on screen. pic.twitter.com/FyF9QaLZSh
— Derek Willis (@derekwillis) January 29, 2018
The State of the Union is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday.
Unreal!! For as little as $35, Trump is asking supporters to donate during tonight's "State of The Union" address to his re-election campaign. And with that donation, you'll get your name shown across the tv for a brief moment. To those people who do this—you are stupid!!
— Pablo Kutter (@Mossimo77) January 30, 2018
Trump is offering supporters a chance to see their name displayed on screen during a live stream of his State of the Union address if they donate at least $35. https://t.co/R1PnbFFzPJ pic.twitter.com/BmUnwG1FlE
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) January 30, 2018
Donate to the Trump campaign during his State of the Union address tonight, and he will flash your name on his livestream. Could he throw in some Ginsu steak knives while he's at it? pic.twitter.com/FgclNwdTFS
— Heather Hendershot (@ProfHendershot) January 30, 2018
Donate $35 to his re-election campaign & have your name flashed on screen during #SOTU livestream. Unbelievable!https://t.co/Y2CmyaoLtc
— Clallam Democrats (@DemsClallam) January 30, 2018
If Trump is gonna flash donor names during the state of the union then I'm obligated to donate under the following names:
Hugh G Rection
— Beans (@BrimReaper69) January 30, 2018
Trump supporters can pay to have their names flashed on screen during the State of the Union address. My name is "Trumps adick. I'd like to donate the maximum amount. #JucheUS https://t.co/rU1pZnCNlY
— 𝓐𝓷𝓭𝔂 🆅 (@ajcpominoz) January 30, 2018